Design of Berths 55 and 56 (first project of the Port of Oakland's Vision 2000). The project entailed designing a 2,400-foot-long container wharf capable of handling Post-Panamax container vessels, an excavated channel and wharf bank from the Union Pacific Mole to the easternmost corner of Berth 56 as new berthing facilities, as well as the construction of a containment dike on the western edge of the project and engineered the filling of over 3 million cy of material behind the containment dike.
- Performing engineering studies related to channel design and material dredging.
- Performing beneficial use studies for placing material that is suitable and unsuitable for unconfined aquatic disposal, including evaluation of cost and construction schedule impacts.
- Performing all bathymetric surveys needed for project design.
- Preparing all dredging-related plan view and cross-sectional drawings for the contract documents.
- Calculating the quantities of each type of material to be excavated or dredged.
- Preparing all construction contract specifications relating to dredging.
- Preparing all construction cost estimates relating to dredging and placement of material.
- Under separate contract to the Port, GBA also performed all construction hydro surveys, including all mapping and payment quantity calculations.
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